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From Thomas Harold <thomas-li...@nybeta.com>
Subject Re: Update-Only Checkout Enhancement
Date Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:23:46 GMT
On 12/11/2013 2:19 PM, Bob Archer wrote:
>> On 11.12.2013 17:21, Mark Kneisler wrote:
>>>
>>> I think making the pristine files optional would work for me.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Here’s an idea.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Instead of having pristine copies of all files, how about adding
>>> to the pristine directory only when a file is changed?
>>>
>>
>> You know, that's a great idea! I wonder why we never thought of it
>> ourselves? :)
>
> Wouldn't that mean that you need to have some daemon service (or file
> watcher or something) running to determine if a file is modified?
> Also, it would mean you would need a constant connection to the
> server to use a subversion working copy.
>

Not necessarily.  Take a look at how FSVS does its magic.

http://fsvs.tigris.org/

It functions in a similar manner to the svn command-line tool, but works 
without requring a .svn folder.  Which is why I prefer it for doing 
version control of system configuration files on a Linux server.

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